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Case report
Published online: 2015-05-05
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Brunneroma: a rare cause of obstruction and bleeding of the digestive tract. Case report

Ireneusz Pierzankowski, Tomasz Maj, Tomasz Olesiński
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2015.0025
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2015;65(2):132-134.

open access

Vol 65, No 2 (2015)
Case report
Published online: 2015-05-05

Abstract

Hamartomatic tumours of Brunner’s glands are very rare and account for only 5% of tumours of the duodenum. Brunneromas are often diagnosed unexpectedly during endoscopic or radiological investigation. They may be the reason for digestive tract bleeding or duodenal obstruction. Brunneroma is an aetiological factor for acute pancreatitis and jaundice. We present the case of a 53-year old woman who had repeated episodes of digestive tract bleeding which cause secondary anemia. The cause of the bleeding was recogised when the patient was being given 14 units of packed red cells.

Abstract

Hamartomatic tumours of Brunner’s glands are very rare and account for only 5% of tumours of the duodenum. Brunneromas are often diagnosed unexpectedly during endoscopic or radiological investigation. They may be the reason for digestive tract bleeding or duodenal obstruction. Brunneroma is an aetiological factor for acute pancreatitis and jaundice. We present the case of a 53-year old woman who had repeated episodes of digestive tract bleeding which cause secondary anemia. The cause of the bleeding was recogised when the patient was being given 14 units of packed red cells.

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Title

Brunneroma: a rare cause of obstruction and bleeding of the digestive tract. Case report

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2015)

Article type

Case report

Pages

132-134

Published online

2015-05-05

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2015.0025

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2015;65(2):132-134.

Authors

Ireneusz Pierzankowski
Tomasz Maj
Tomasz Olesiński

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